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Messages file fills up with "NOTICE: /dev/null: cannot create shadow char special file - error 13" (Doc ID 2732013.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 01, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.0 to 11.4 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 The /var/adm/messages file has multiple lines of "NOTICE: /dev/null: cannot create shadow char special file - error 13".

Changes

 Setting LOG_DIRECTORY_CLIENT = /dev/null OR LOG_FILE_CLIENT = /dev/null in the Oracle Database sqlnet.ora file.

Cause

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